With just one major down and three more to come, there is ample opportunity for golf bettors to cash in.
The Masters was won by Scottie Scheffler, who is the odds on favorite to make the cut in all four majors, however, there is value with other golfers who are all looking to add the PGA Championship, Open Championship, or the U.S. Open to their records.
Golf betting odds are available for a plethora of players for the rest of the majors.
Demons Buried with Schauffele
Xander Schauffele has won big tournaments around the world, but he has never won a major and it haunts him.
The American is back to his best with a win in the Zurich Classic alongside Patrick Cantlay, and although it wasn’t a solo competition, he’ll feel better about his game.
Given his experience in tough conditions, especially when playing in the Ryder Cup and winning the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we like Schauffele to win a major.
His best chances are at the upcoming PGA Championship and the Open Championship, so the sportsbook’ odds of +800 could be worth taking.
Schauffele understands how important winning major tournaments is for his reputation and he’s hungry to win.
“Majors are still at the forefront for me,” Schauffele told Fore Magazine. “They’re what I wanted to win as a kid. This gold may potentially mean more than a major just from the family side of things, but I don’t have a major and I’m hungrier than ever to win one.”
Cantlay Ready for Breakthrough
Patrick Cantlay partnered Xander Schauffele to win the Zurich Classic and he’s also looking for his first ‘major’ success.
The FedEx Cup champion is arguably one of the hottest golfers on the PGA Tour and he’s primed for a majors’ victory.
Cantlay has recorded two top-10 finishes in majors, including a T3 at the 2019 PGA Championship and T9 at the 2019 Masters, so he has come close on numerous occasions.
His form last year included two missed cuts, but his other finishes were top-25s, so we’re prepared to stick with him. He showed his mental toughness when winning the FedEx Cup, which shows that he’s not lacking the mindset.
Cantlay is paying +650 to win a major and -1600 to not win a major. Odds are against the American, but we think he’s a value chance and bettors get three shots at Cantlay winning.
Where is Rahm’s Mindset?
Jon Rahm has lost his number one world ranking and we’re questioning if his mind is on golf.
There is plenty going on in the Spaniard’s personal life and we’re not sure the +350 odds for Rahm to win a major are worth taking.
He leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained since January 2020, so he has that going for him, but we haven’t been impressed with his recent performances.
He could make an impression at the Mexico Open and being a past U.S. Open champion helps his cause, but his focus has shifted and we don’t want any piece of his odds.
We are more comfortable backing Rahm to not win a major at -600, which is worth including in golf parlay selections.
Scheffler’s Run to Continue
Scottie Scheffler is the hottest golfer on the planet and there wouldn’t be anyone disagreeing with that statement.
He has won four of his last five tournaments, including The Masters, so he’s doing everything right.
Bettors can take Scheffler to make the cut in all four majors at -175. It’s a fair price for a golfer who rarely does anything wrong and we’re backing him in.
He’s now a household name, and with that comes added pressure, but with a major win under his belt, he will handle pressure situations better.
“I cried like a baby this morning. I was so stressed out,” Scheffler said after winning The Masters. “I didn’t know what to do.
“I was sitting there telling Meredith: ‘I don’t think I’m ready for this. I’m not ready, I don’t feel like I’m ready for this kind of stuff.’”
Betting online markets have adjusted odds for Scheffler to win the remaining three majors and we wouldn’t bet against him to add to his growing collection.